Conferences and Meetings

IODP International Workshop: Exploring Subseafloor Life With the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

By Keith Cowing
May 25, 2006

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International (IODP-MI) and Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) announce an international workshop on subseafloor life. The workshop will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 3-5, 2006.

Apply online by June 21, 2006

This workshop will bring together microbiologists, biogeochemists, and others interested in exploring subseafloor life through scientific ocean drilling. IODP is an international marine research program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth by monitoring and sampling subseafloor environments. Led by the United States and Japan, IODP has been adopted by 20 nations, and has funding of $1.5 billion for its 10-year science plan.

Workshop objectives are to: outline major themes and scientific drilling targets, advance understanding of subseafloor life, develop collaborative relationships, and evaluate protocols and technology required to advance knowledge in the field.

IODP-MI and JOI will support travel and expenses for approximately 60 participants. Interested scientists and engineers from all countries are advised to apply at on or before June 21. Selected participants will be contacted by the steering committee. Places will be reserved for advanced students and early career scientists. For more information, please visit

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